fisrt time come here..
server so unfriendly.
the foods are so nasty..
better dont come here.
i mean dont waste ur money..
u want to know best chinese food?
BoBo Garden is the best...
i never want come back anymore..even freeeee..
everything is bad!!!!
A few years ago, this place was okay and the food was good. Now...the front door looks like it has never been cleaned with windex. The floors are disgusting, the tables were sticky and the bathrooms were the worst I have ever seen in Atlanta (including bars). The service was just as bad. Three women with no idea of how to service customers. We waited 10 minutes before we flagged someone down for menus. The only thing that was good was the soup. The fried tofu was over fried and the house fried rice was mushy with too much soy sauce. We also ordered some chicken and ginger dish. We will never go there again. I tried to give no stars, but the system forced me to give at least one.
Pros: the soup
Cons: This is one of the dirtiest restaurants in Atlanta
This has to be the best chinese food in ATL. I've tried many other restaurants, but this is hands down my favorite. The ingredients are fresh and they have generous portion sizes. The food definitely stands out among all of the generic chinese places! The atmosphere is a little "80's retro" with pink and black decor, however you hardly notice this once you eat the food. The last time we dined here it was packed....and there was a long line of people waiting to sit down, which says a lot since there are so many other food choices in ATL. When the majority of the people dining at a chinese restaurant are actually chinese, this tells you that it MUST be good and authentic!!!
Pros: Food, Service, Portion sizes, Quality and freshness
Cons: Ambience is 80's retro
"BEST" Beef Noodle Soup we ever had, can't find this in NJ. Spicy Chicken w/black bean sauce outstanding. Glad Michael took us there, "THANK YOU" Kong!
You should try this restaurant! My wife and I average 4-5 visits a month to Little Szechuan. Although I can't speak to it's Szechuan (or sichuan) authenticity, it's without doubt the best Chinese food I've found here in Atlanta. We've been going to LS for 12 years now. The food's always been top notch and we've always had excellent service (I will admit that there can sometimes be a bit of a language barrier with new wait staff, but they've always bent over backwards for us service wise). That's part of it's charm in my opinion.
Kong Ko is the chef and owner of Little Szechuan and one of the nicest men in Atlanta. Once he knows you, he'll start suggesting new foods for you to try, often things that aren't on LS's already huge menu. Try the fresh Bamboo Shoots when they're in season!
I suppose Little Szechuan's biggest problem is it's very worn decor. I'm quite used to it, but I think it scares first timers, especially those without a sense of adventure. I'm there for the high-quality food, friendly staff and very reasonable prices though, not the decor. That's what Buckhead is for.
Pros: Food is fantastic!
Cons: Ambience isn't so great.
When we walked in, no one greeted us so we wandered toward a table but it was dirty. Finally someone said, "sit here." Then for about 8 min, no one came to the table to bring a menu or introduce themselves as our waitress/waiter. So my boyfriend went to the front and got us a couple of menus. Then after waiting another 10 min we asked for someone to take our order. So we gave our appetizer order to a waitress and then 5 min later a different waitress came over (who didn't speak a lick of English). So we were confused, did the other girl tell this new girl she took our appetizer order? We just ordered our entrees. My boyfriend didn't know what the white sauce was that came with the chicken and broccoli but the waitress also couldn't explain to him what was in it, she just kept saying white sauce. So she was very helpful. He ended up ordering the shrimp w/ lobster sauce and I got the garlic basil chicken. They must have noticed we were disturbed so some random waitress placed a potsticker appetizer on the table. She said "on the house." I tried to ask her a question but she ignored me. We also noticed how the manager was walking and talking to all the regulars but completely skipped the two new patrons. The veggies in his entree were undercooked. We did not take anything home with us and they were clearly upset by this. We couldn't get out of there faster and I was mad we had to pay $47 for a crappy meal.
Little Szechaun is by far the best Chinese food one can find in Atlanta. If it's location was better the owner would be a very rich man. The atmosphere calming, the service is good, but the food is unforgettable. You have nothing to lose by trying it. The prices are reasonable and the portions are huge. I have been there multiple times and never been dissapointed. I recommend the orange peel beef; it is out of this world. If you are in the mood for chinese food, you would be doing yourself a great diservice by not trying this restaraunt.
Pros: The best Chinese food I've ever had, and one of the best meals I've ever had!
Cons: The location is a small drawback, but that's only because I live in the city limits of Atlanta.
This place is a good choice for several reasons. 1) Salt & Pepper Squid is sooo good. 2) lots of menu choices that are different from the normal chinese offering here. 3) they go an extra step beyond most restaurants. For example, even if you are just getting take out, the owner will often put extra/free menu items in your bag. I always find an order of potstickers and dipping sauce or egg rolls when I open the bag at home.
Anyone here who says this is authentic sichuan(no not szechuan) food has either never been to sichuan restaurants in China, or id a Chinese who is starved for Chinese food in Atlanta(where 99% of Chinese food is 100% no resemblance to food in China).
This restaurant would bankrupt quickly in China.....Is it better than other Chinese in Atlanta with their "Chicken Chow Mein and Mongolian beef(by the way these arent served in China)...maybe....
Fact of the matter its sub par, and if it really is a top Chinese restaurant in Atlanta, that says lots for Chinese food here.....and its more like Guangdong or Cantonese food anyway....NOT sichuan food....
Pros: well, its better than other poor Chinese in Atlanta
Cons: Its not at all like real sichuan food...Ive lived in chengdu, wife is CHinese...we know
The food is delicious and provides friendly service! I want to make a correction on Foodyjenn15's comments, in fact the restaurant is not an open kitchen, how can she see what's going on inside? Foodyjenn15 was rude and not credible on saying that. She knew Buford Highway in general is unsafe (in actuality that's not true) why she did she even drive her new car there? I will still come back and recommend my friends to eat at one of the Best Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Hand-picked by Martin Yan: Little Szechuan!
I am Chinese, and it's hard to find a good, authentic Chinese restaurant. I am really amazed at the great taste and the authenticity of the food. I first went there a month ago with my mother, and we have been going there every week since! If I could, I would eat there every day! I love the free green beans they give you as a bonus, oh, the desert is even better, makes me feel like home again. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.
I would definitely not recommend this restaurant. The food is salty and undelicious. Last time i went, it literally took them 20 minutes to get me a glass of water, even when it wasn't busy. The open kitchen should be closed down, especially when one time i went, i saw a chef picking his nose and maybe flicking it into the dish. It completely grossed me out. The servers there all have a horrible attitude. When i wanted a new fork, she literally yelled at me, it was very rude and uncalled for. Buford Highway in general is a bad location because it is unsafe out there, I was scared to leave my brand new car out in the parking lot
This place is a little bit far from our house in Decatur, but it's always worth the drive. The atmosphere is a somewhat lacking, but the food more than makes up for it. It's great for big groups because you can try several dishes, and they have private rooms with lazy susans, perfect for food sharing. I have a hard time ordering anything except the General Tsu's chicken, becuase it's SO GOOD!!!
Pros: amazing food, good service, excellent value
Cons: bland atmosphere, bad pop music
It is good Chinese restaurant. Food are general good. Price is reasonable. But last time I was there took me over one hour to wait for food served.
The only place I want to go for my birthday and at least once a month otherwise. Like all great examples of regional cuisine, the ingredients are fresh and the preparation is simple and elegant. The owner and chef, Kong Ko, is one of my favorite Atlantans.
I've lived in many cities, tried Chinese food in all of them, and have never found anything better than Little Szechuan. The food is simply awesome. Sure, the pink walls are a bit odd, but the food is so good that it doesn't matter. The staff is also extremely friendly, and their service has improved substantially in the past year.
Pros: food, host
Cons: pink walls
At Little Szechuan you won't find anything else, but GREAT authentic chinese food!!! My most favorite food there is their Stir Fried Beans, you just gotta love them!!! Also including, their service is all above average. I could say top quality!!! Well, if you want to know the rest, go hop into your car and drive there, it's worth the trip!!!
Pros: Great Service!, Inexpensive, Good Parking
Cons: None, None, None
This place is amazing. The waiters are prompt, but not overzealous. The food is just absolutely delicious. I've tried a different dish every single time I've been there, and have loved everything that I've tried. Really, I can't put into words what makes this place so great, but if you love Chinese, you have to go there. According to some papers they have about, they're supposed to be one of the top 100 Chinese restaurants in the US, and I believe it. If they did dim sum too, it would probably be my favorite restaurant in the world.
Pros: potstickers, service, never crowded
Cons: a little far
My husband and i went there and were highly impressed. My husband, who lived in China for 5 years, felt like he was back there eating the food. It was so flavorful and delicous. The service was great and the cook even came out to our table to chat with us. I would recommend the yellow chive beef, it is very Chinese. take a chance and try it out!
Pros: great food, great value, wonderful service
Unlike some other Chinese restaurant that we frequent, they do it right. Food that is suppose to be spicy, sour and/or sweet, they do not imitate, they create. Kudos to their courage and guts to be original
Pros: good food, friendly service, big portion
Cons: too bright
A plate of spicy green beans bean sprouts were brought to the table and was a good start. For an appetizer, we opted for the dumplings in hot sauce which were made with chicken and they were great. The mandarin moo shoo vegetables are a must, just like many reviews have said. The other dish we had was sizzling beef brisket, and even though there was a too much fat and tofu for me, it was very good. The place is loaded with awards and reviews from the Creative Loafing, Knife and Fork, Atlanta Magazine, A.J.&C. And although the location in a strip mall on Buford Highway may make you think twice (as it had me), it is a pleasure once you get inside. If you are one to venture onto that great oasis of ethnicity called Buford Highway, then Little Szechuan is your spot.
I went here because the reviews were so positive. Honestly, I was disappointed. I went for lunch and the hot and sour soup was mediocre, the General Tso's Chicken was way too salty, the egg rolls were okay, and I had certainly tasted better Chicken Lo Mein. Maybe I didn't get the right dishes, but I was not too impressed.
Pros: inexpensive, friendly service
Cons: , ambiance
I'm down from NYC and was looking for Chinese food like I'd get in Flushing -Chinatown is old school and has predominantly Cantonese food. I wanted real, spicy Szechaun cuisine.
I went to "Little Szechaun," four times hoping the food would get better, then resigning myself to the idea that this was the "best Chinese in Atlanta." Wrong! The food stayed mediocre at best and I found better Szechuan restaurants.
I ordered beef dishes on two occasions, once in a braise and the second time as a cold appetizer. Awful. They used the same pre-cooked beef -heavy on 5 spice powder- in both and just threw on different sauces which didn't mask the flavor of the beef. Just ridiculous. I also ordered the fish with hot bean sauce. The fish itself wasn't seasoned enough and the sauce covering it was gloppy and not spicy enough.
I'm not going back.
Cons: , decor
No contest! Little Szechuan is the best Chinese food in the Southeast. Not Americanized like your local Chinese resturants. At Little Szechuan, when you order three different dishes, you receive a colorful array of three tastes. The authenticity is unparrallel to any other. Little Szechuan, BIG TASTE!
**White meat chicken with garlic sauce!
**Stir fried string beans!
**House special tofu!
**Shrimp egg foo young!
All favorites worth trying!
Pros: Friendly service, Inexpensive, Great chef
Cons: Dingy Location
The quality of the food here is really good. And it has a fairly reasonable amount for the customers that are ordering it. I think the service is really nice and the prices are inexpensive. Plus, it is in a very convienent location with easy access to parking. I also enjoy the nice paintings and Chinese calligraphy hanging on the walls which gives it a more authentic feel to the restaraunt. I also love their beef noodles and potstickers. Plus, the best shrimp! The only thing I would suggest to improve would be to brighten the lighting a bit. Overall, very good.
Pros: good location, nice food, inexpensive
Cons: a little bit dark
Great service, fine chef, new, tasteful dishes...always a splendid taste treat. Owner/manager is also host, and attentive to service.
Pros: Good Parking, Clean, Comfortable
Been going there just about every week for ten years. Absolutely the best all around. Try the beef brisket in hot pot or garlic eggplant.
Pros: real taste, Kong is best waiter, try specials
Cons: no real deawbacks
Now this is what I'm looking for in a chinese restaurant. A huge menu full of familar favorates & authentic choices for the adventurous. I have had so many good dishes here, it's hard to just point out a few, but...the shrimp egg foo yung (vinagar sauce with the right amount of spice) & stir fired string beans with pork (never limp, always flavorful) are my favorites.
Though not visually appealing it is by far the best chinese food and bargain...
The food is decent chinese, more authentic then most places, but the service is terrible.
This restaurant is consistently the best in town.
Great food, high quality, excellent use of spices and not "Americanized".
Great for takeout or dine in. Nice ambiance, clean and pleasant.
We love it!!!
Pros: Wonderful food, Pleasant atmosphere, Priced reasonably
Cons: Don't make deliveries
This is one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Atlanta. It's unassuming and certainly nothing fancy, but it's awesome. Try the twice cooked pork, I've never had it made so well. It's just a great place to get good Chinese food!
"Seshie" is not only the best Chinese Food in the City, it's the best restaurant. Period. The food is exemplary, the service is friendly, and if you can maneuver through the scary miscreants who frequent the seedy strip mall, it's the ideal meal. Try this sample menu, you Amateurish Imps:
1. Pork with Plum Sauce
2. Shrimp Egg Foo Yong
3. Beef with Garlic Sauce
4. House Special Tofu
5. Kung Pao Chicken
Share with your companions. Then, report back to me, and tell me I'm wrong.
Pros: Food, GREAT bargain, Inexpensive
Cons: Seedy strip mall, ambience
Best Chinese food in Atlanta, no contest.
Stir-fried baby anchovies alone are worth the trip.
You haven't had Kung Pao Chicken until you've had theirs, hot & sour soup is similarly classic and unbeatable.
Pros: delicious, enduring, value
Cons: parking, neighborhood, spotty service
From the crisp pot stickers to the delicate steamed fish, Little Szechuan is a breath of fresh air in a stale Chinese restaurant landscape. Service is friendly. Prices are great. If you're heading to the movies at Regal 24, hit Little Szechuan first--it's closer than you think.